A heavy contingent of NSW Police Transport Command officers is patrolling Illawarra train stations tonight as part of a high-visibility blitz.
Commuters arriving home at Wollongong station this evening were greeted by about 20 uniformed police officers and several drug detection dogs.
Inspector Robert Danks said the ‘‘enforcement operation’’ would take in Illawarra bus terminals and train stations including Wollongong, North Wollongong and Port Kembla.
‘‘We’re trying to reduce the amount of anti-social behaviour, graffiti, people carrying drugs, so just a combination of any sort of things like that,’’ he said.
‘‘So we’re just trying to have a high presence to try to reduce that.’’
It was the first major transport operation in the region since the Police Transport Command was formed in May this year, he said.